The Mini Vinnies have been meeting since September 2021 every Monday after school from 3:30-4:30. The first few weeks we considered the needs of the world. Since then we have picked a need to focus on each term.
Summer Term 2022
Spring Term 2022
The second focus that we decided on was to support refugees. This is because we had been affected by the situation in Ukraine.
Firstly we considered what we knew about refugees and also any questions that we had.
Then we thought about different fund raising activities throughout Lent.
We researched about different refugee charities and decided to focus on "Stories of hope and home."
We organised the following fund raising activities.
Own clothes day
Crazy hair day
Wearing red clothes day
Tip top sale after school
The children did so well with all of the activities.
Then we had to count the money to see how much we had raised.
Autumn Term 2021
The children decided that they would like to focus on helping the homeless.
Jesus said " I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to me." Matthew 25:40
Firstly the children considered what people who are homeless needed. We thought that during the colder months it would be good to consider helping them with warmer clothes such as hats, scarves and gloves.
Next we thought about how we could help them. In groups the children presented their ideas. We voted on the idea and decided to ask each class to donate a different item of clothing in.
Then we made posters for each class and presented to each class what we wanted them to do.
When the donations started coming in we sorted them into packs and made cards to put into the packs.
On the 1st December Miss Foster and Mrs Sharpling went into Birmingham City Centre to hand out the packs to people.
Finally we told the Mini Vinnies about who we met. We made a powerpoint (below) for each class to see.
Pupil voice -
Anna "I am happy that we helped the homeless."
Riley "I enjoyed making the difference."
Miss Foster "The people that we spoke to in Birmingham were very happy with what we gave them. They loved the cards made by the children."